Antonio Gates dealing with tragedy

Updated: July 24, 2014, 6:19 PM ET
By Eric D. Williams | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- Antonio Gates took to the field for the opening of San Diego Chargers training camp Thursday with a heavy heart. His sister, Pamela, died Wednesday after a prolonged battle with lupus. She was 22.

Gates missed most of his team's offseason workouts to be in Detroit supporting his family and ailing sister.

"No one is immune from trials and tribulations in life," Gates said. "And I think when it happens, it's just something you have to deal with. Life goes on for the most ...

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